Saturday, January 12, 2013

REVIEW -- RELOGY: Inspired by the Biology of Your Skin

Hey everyone! Today I have a review of a vegan /cruelty free acne line called Relogy. I've been honest with you before that I've struggled with acne for most of my teenage and adult life. Overall, it seems to have gotten better with age.. but nothing could prepare me for pregnancy. If I don't wash my face twice a day like clockwork with an acne cleanser, I'm bound to wake up with at least one blemish in the morning. Gotta love hormones..

Thus, I was super excited to get the opportunity to review Relogy. I don't think I'm a particularly paranoid mom-to-be, but it's always nice to know that the products I'm using are all-natural. Especially now!
Relogy is a natural acne treatment that's inspired by the biology of your skin. Its innovative system of active ingredients works differently than traditional acne products, without harsh chemicals or side effects. The secret? Relogy uses a light, rinse-free foam treatment. You can cleanse from anywhere, without the hassle of having to use a slew of products or even a sink!

The foam penetrates deep into the skin's surface and begins to work at clearing up blemishes immediately. It's also convenient to use on the back or chest, as well.

Relogy promises to leave your skin clean, clear, refreshed, soft, smooth, and hydrated! It is currently available for purchase on their website in a 60 day supply for $49.95. You can choose to try it once, or get a recurring subscription. Currently, you'll get 2 free acne-fighting gifts with your purchase, and if you choose to do the recurring subscription.. your twelfth month will be free!
I received the Relogy foam, plus both acne fighting bonus gifts to try. I'm going to take you through each one individually and tell you about the ingredients, directions, and my thoughts. I think that will be easiest than trying to just lump all three together. If you would like detailed information on any of the three products, please click here to be taken to the Relogy website where they go into greater depth about the individual products.

STEP ONE: Dual-Action Treatment Foam

Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%, Bensalkonium Chloride 0.2%

Directions: Apply a quarter size amount to face and areas where acne occurs. Allow to penetrate skin. Rinse with warm water if desired. If excessive drying occurs, reduce use to once per day or every other day.

First of all, I've tried to use the foam without rinsing. I really have. But it leaves my face a bit sticky, and force of habit makes me rinse my face every time I use it anyways. My face does feel clean after using it, and I haven't noticed any dryness, even during the dead of winter.

The foam does has a bit of a mild smell. It's kind of herbal, I guess? Not sweet, not like chemicals. I'd classify it as unobtrusive, but I know other people can be very particular (or averse) to fragrances.

I apologize this one doesn't have the cap with it. One of our cats was using it as a toy when I was taking pictures.. better to let him occupy himself with that, than have him pestering me while I was trying to work!
STEP TWO: Skin Balancing Lotion

Directions: Apply a pea-sized amount to clean skin.

The Skin Balancing Lotion contains coconut milk and jojoba oil to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. A pea-sized amount is usually about 2 pumps for me, but it feels like my pump isn't on all the way? It kind of wiggles around when I pump, so I don't know if that's how the packaging is, or if I got a wonky one. Either way, it's not horrible or inconvenient. Just something worth mentioning.

The lotion is light, slightly oily, but not greasy. It absorbs quickly, and it doesn't seem to make my oily skin oilier than normal. The website states to only use it once a day if you have oily skin, but I use it morning and night without a problem. It does smell a bit like coconut after you've rubbed it in, but again.. nothing too obtrusive.

BONUS: Targeted Acne Spot Treatment

Directions: Using the roller ball applicator, apply directly to the blemish while avoiding surrounding skin. Use up to twice a day: once for mild/moderate acne; twice for persistent or severe  acne.

I'm going to be honest: I pretty much love anything for my face that comes with a roller ball applicator. They just feel awesome when you apply them! So cool and refreshing.. just.. ahhh.. :ahem: Anyways, the liquid in this one is pretty thin, but not runny. It stays put where you apply it, and half of the time I don't even rub it into my skin. There's a very very slight herbal scent with this one, which makes sense because it contains tea tree oil, rosemary, and seaweed extract.
Overall, I like the Relogy products. They do their job, and I haven't noticed any adverse reactions or dryness to my skin. I haven't tried ProActiv to compare, but it beats the over the counter Acne Free system hands down. Personally, Murad's Acne & Anti-Aging system works the best for me.. but everyone's skin is different and I'm certainly not displeased with my results by any means.

I especially like that Relogy is an all natural, cruelty free, and vegan product line. For people who will only use those types of products, I would definitely recommend Relogy. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. It's a pretty darn good product, and I think it's a fantastic alternative for people with sensitive skin.
RATING: 4.0 out of 5 STARS

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